© Karen Knorr
This image from Karen Knorr‘s India Song series was selected as the signature promotional image for the Chobi Mela VI festival last year. The multi-faceted international festival which gets under way January 25, 2013 in Dhaka, Bangladesh features work of established and emerging photographers. The theme for this year’s Chobi Mela VII festival is “Fragility,” and the deadline for submissions is July 31, 2012. Information and submission guidelines are available at www.chobimela.org.
Since its inception in 2000 Chobi Mela has explored contemporary photography with exhibitions that challenge traditional perceptions, as well as through workshops, discussions, seminars and lectures. Themes of past festivals included Differences, Exclusion, Resistance, Boundaries, Freedom, and Dreams. The festival is open to fine art photographers, conceptual artists, and photojournalists.